CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

Children’s Medical Services (CMS) is a program designed to assure that eligible children with chronic medical conditions receive specialty medical care in Georgia. Children (birth to 21 years of age) with eligible medical conditions, who live in Cobb or Douglas counties and meet income eligibility, may receive comprehensive care coordination.

For more information, please visit the FAQs section at the bottom of this page.

CMS services are family-centered, culturally / linguistically competent and community-based. Care coordination provides referrals to medical specialist and diagnostic testing, links to community resources and assistance to apply for resources such as, State and Charity financial aid and medication assistance programs.

Some examples of eligible medical conditions include, but are not limited to:

    • Cardiac, Chronic Lung (including asthma & cystic fibrosis)
    • Craniofacial anomalies (including cleft lip and/or palate)
    • Orthopedic and neuromuscular (including cerebral palsy, scoliosis & amputations)
    • Diabetes, gastrointestinal, hearing and vision (cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia & strabismus)
    • Spina Bifida, neurological and neurosurgical (including epilepsy & hydrocephalus)

For more information about eligible conditions and services call:

    • For children under age 5 years, 770-514-2759
    • For children age 5-21 years, 770-432-0578

 Visit the State’s website for more information on Children’s Medical Services

 

Children’s Medical Services FAQ’s

What is Children’s Medical Services?

Children’s Medical Services, commonly referred to as CMS, is Georgia’s state and federally funded Maternal and Child Health (Title V) Children with Special Health Care Needs Program. CMS offers care coordination by nursing and professional staff for every child enrolled in the program. Every child enrolled in CMS receives periodic home visits from CMS staff. Children enrolled in CMS, from birth to age 21 with eligible chronic medical conditions, also receive comprehensive, coordinated specialty care.

What are some examples of eligible chronic medical conditions?

Examples of eligible chronic medical conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiac, Chronic Lung (including asthma & cystic fibrosis)
  • Craniofacial anomalies (including cleft lip and/or palate)
  • Orthopedic and neuromuscular (including cerebral palsy, scoliosis & amputations)
  • Diabetes, gastrointestinal, hearing, and vision (cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia & strabismus)
  • Spina Bifida, neurological, and neurosurgical (including epilepsy & hydrocephalus)

Is my child eligible for the CMS program?

Eligibility for the program includes medical and financial requirements. The financial requirements are updated annually. Families with incomes greater than 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) through 236% of the FPL will be required to participate in the cost of care for their child. Children who are Medicaid or PeachCare enrolled, who receive SSI, and/or who are in foster care are financially eligible for CMS services.

 

Does my child qualify for the CMS program if we have Private Insurance, Medicaid, or PeachCare?

Yes, children with Medicaid, PeachCare or other private insurance plans may qualify for the CMS program, as long as the Medical and Financial Eligibility guidelines are met. Cobb & Douglas Public Health accepts these commercial insurance providers.

 

What is my role in the care of my child?

As the parent or guardian of a child with special health care needs, you are the most important member of your child’s health care team. Your CMS care coordinator will help you find a Medical Specialist and other Community Services that best meet the needs of your child.

 

Where will my child see his/her doctors?

Your child’s care will usually be provided in doctors’ offices. Your child’s CMS care coordinator will work with you, as needed, to schedule and coordinate doctor visits.

Who do I call if I do not understand something about my child’s diagnosis, medication, or treatment?

If you have any questions regarding your child’s diagnosis, medication and/or treatment, you can call the doctor’s office or your CMS care coordinator for clarification.

How do I apply for the CMS Program?

For all children under 5 years of age, please call 770-514-2759 to apply for the CMS program. For children ages 5-21 years, please call 770-432-0578 to apply for the CMS program.

Visit the State’s website for more information on Children’s Medical Services

Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

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1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Marietta, Georgia 30008
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6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
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